News and Events

Parent and Child Consultations

08th August 2016

We are going to be developing a SENSORY AREA in our garden. Please add your ideas on to our topic web which is on the wall in the reception area. We are also reviewing our snack and dessert menus. Please can you help us by writing some suggestions for our healthy snacks and desserts on to our planner which can also be found in reception? We use the Scottish Government guidelines, “Setting the Table” to plan our menus.

Staff Training

06th July 2016

This month our staff have been involved in lots of interesting training opportunities. These include; Book Bug Explorer training, floor books, relationships and behaviour, roles and responsibilities of the lead professional, leadership at all levels, managing training and coaching, Makaton beginners, sharing information to get it right for every child, curriculum for excellence and pre-birth to three curriculum.

Our NEW Chicks – we need names!!

06th July 2016

We are delighted to have welcomed seven (yes, 7) new chicks to nursery. They have been a big hit with the children who have been charting their growth on a daily basis. A HUGE thank you to Alec and Leanne Cocker (Finlay’s mum and dad) who incubated them for us and who have been a CONSTANT source of reassurance and advice. You will be pleased to know that Deidre, Gayle and Rocky the Rooster have all returned to live with their chums at Cocker’s Roses! We will miss them! Please put your suggestions for names in to our chicken box which you will find in reception. The winner will receive the very FIRST egg(s) that are laid by our feathered friends.

Outdoor Education

06th July 2016

Ruby and Paul have very kindly agreed to take a lead on continuing to develop our outdoor education provision. They will be making sure that our outdoor space is a favourite place which is loved by our children and one which provides lots of learning and teaching opportunities! They have both just attended a very exciting and motivating course called “Environmental Games and Outdoor Art” which has really enthused them!

Visits, Visitors and Learning Contexts

06th July 2016

We will have visits from Zoo Lab (lots of exciting creepy crawlies), Aberdeen Football Club, Childsmile, fire brigade, police, dentist, librarian, lots of people who help us and Pyjama Drama over the next few weeks. We will also continue to focus on our topics of planting, sun safety, minibeasts, animals, under the sea, rules and making friends.

Mad Hatters Tea Party – Good Luck to our boys and girls who will be leaving us to go to Primary 1!

06th July 2016

We have 12 grown-up boys and girls who are leaving us to start the next exciting chapter in their lives in Primary 1! They LOVED their Mad Hatters Graduation Tea Party and had a superb time.Good luck Mad Hatters – we will really miss you all but know that you are ready for Primary 1 and that each and every one of you will go far! Keep in touch!

Staffing Update

03rd June 2016

Good News! It’s a girl! HUGE congratulations to Leanne who had a baby girl last week. Baby Effie-Jane and mum are both extremely healthy and we can’t wait to meet her! Nico is an excellent big brother! Well done Leanne! Good luck to Samantha Falconer who has recently left us to work for Camp America in Massachusetts. Welcome also to Hannah and Cassie who have just joined the KingsWellies family.

National Bike Week – Prime Four

03rd June 2016

In order to celebrate National Bike Week, we will be joining the Adventure Scotland and Bike Dr roadshow on the Prime Four forecourt on 16th June. The roadshow will feature scooters, balance bikes. cargo bikes, trikes (even for adults), electric bikes, folding bikes, bikes adapted for disabled users, recumbents and even a penny farthing!!! We are also hoping that the Bike Dr will teach us how to change a tyre, fix a puncture and service our nursery bikes!

Care Inspectorate

03rd June 2016

As you are aware, we had our first Care Inspectorate inspection earlier this month. The Care Inspectors spent two full days in the nursery inspecting ALL of our practice. They also spoke to our parents, staff and children. We were really delighted with the feedback which was extremely positive. The report will be published in around a month. I will be very excited to share this with you all. They also shared with us a range of the parental comments that they had received through our questionnaires. I will publish these on our website for your information. Many thanks again to you all for your ongoing support in our first year – we couldn’t do it without you! All staff have received an extra “Duvet Day” as a thank you for their hard work also. Thank you also to Christine for our beautiful flowers! She was thinking about us even in Menorca!

Mad Hatters Tea Party

03rd June 2016

We have 12 grown up boys and girls who will be leaving us at the end of the Summer (or before) to start the next exciting chapter of their lives in P1! As a special treat, they have decided that they would like to plan a “Mad Hatters Graduation Tea Party” to celebrate. The children will plan, organise, prepare, design hats and shop for their special celebration party. The party will take place during the morning of Thursday 30th June. Any boys and girls who do not usually attend nursery on a Thursday, are more than welcome to come along to join their fellow P1s. Good luck boys and girls! We will REALLY miss you all and wish you the very best wishes for your new careers in P1!